Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Slow Cooking Thursday

The recipe I am sharing with you today is one I just found on Debbi's blog - Then am I Strong. She said it was wonderful and it sounds so good, I thought I would share it. I'll be making this next week.

Emeril's Chicken Cacciatore
8 chicken thighs or breasts (2 1/2 to 3 pounds total)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 teaspoon Emeril's Original Essence (a mix of spices)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups sliced onion
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1 bay leaf
28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed, with juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons basil
cooked pasta for serving
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, optional
Season chicken on both sides with 1 teaspoon salt, pepper and Essence. Dredge lightly in 1/4 cup flour.
Heat olive oil in large skillet and cook the chicken until golden on both sides, 8 - 10 minutes.
Transfer chicken to slow cooker. To the same skillet add the onions, mushrooms and red pepper flakes. Cook until softened about 4 to 6 minutes.
Add garlic, oregano, rosemary, bay leaf and remaining 2 tablespoons flour and cook, stirring for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add tomatoes, wine, tomato paste, remaining salt and stir to combine. Transfer to slow cooker, cover and cook until chicken is fork tender, 4 to 4 1/2 hours on high.
Stir in basil and adjust seasoning if necessary. Let sit on warm for 10 minutes and serve over cooked pasta and garnished with parmesan cheese if desired.
Yield: 4-6 servings

For more slow cooking recipes, visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.

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Mike Golch said...

sounds good to me.

Rmomof3 said...

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Aspiemom said...

I hope that you enjoy it! I LOVED it!

Pug1 said...

This recipe sounds yummy! CHEERS! Michele

Sylvia said...

Marie - love yur recipes. Have you any idea of what the equivalent of Emeril's Original essence would be in the UK. What sort of flavouring is it? Thanks

Cherdecor said...

Sounds good to me too!

Leigh said...

Sounds good! My family would nix the mushrooms but ootherwise LOVE. I am going to try this soon!

Short Stop said...

YUM! This one sounds great. And, I've never made an Emeril recipe that I didn't like.

Sandra said...

Sounds yummy Mari :)

All My Blessings said...

This sounds so good!! Kae

Jen said...

This sounds really good.

Anonymous said...

This looks really good. I grabbed it the other day.. thanks for sharing it .


Pat said...

That looks good!
I made the slow cooker pulled pork was soooo good, and there's enough left over for tonights dinner. I love that!

Heather C said...

Sounds delish!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Yum! That sounds delicious. I wish I had that in my crock pot right now!

Melinda said...

Mmmm.....My tummy is growling. I think my bun in the oven may be whispering "yeah mom, make that!"

I hope you'll have a chance to stop by my blog and read about the amazing provisions the Lord has given us this week!

Anonymous said...

This sounds good to me Mari!!

Mari said...

Sylvia - I looked up Emerils Essence and it says it's a mixture of spices. I don't have it either and I'm just going to leave it out, because there are other spices in it.

Christine said...

This sounds so yummy!

Sylvia said...

Thanks for that Mari. Will do the same

Michelle said...

I look forward to trying this recipe Mari ;) Thank you for sharing it.